The Atlas Obscura application was founded by two friends, Joshua Foer and Dlyan Thuras, who wanted to show people a real adventure.
This is a project that is reliant on the advice and knowledge of surrounding communities. With their input and opinions, Atlas Obscura helps travelers and newcomers alike explore the city beyond the traditional tourist locations. Atlas Obscura is a travel website that showcases destinations that aren’t on typical travel guides. The rationale behind this project was the simple fact that every travel guide will tell you to go to the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building, but these places have already been discovered. Instead, Atlas Obscura will tell you about things like bone churches, or where to go to find something like glass flowers. The site recommends unique destinations from all over the world that are hidden and unexplored by other travelers.
This application was intended for travelers, or anyone who wants to see untypical new spots. There’s a whole world that needs to be explored, and we already know what the Eiffel Tower looks like; Atlas Obscura lets you share your unique findings and range over something new.